I sat down yesterday and rewatched the offensive plays from sunday's game, I wanted to focus on the Oline play. I realized that a lot of the things that I saw were not new at all, which in turn, is a bad thing. Others were kind of surprising to me.
1. On running plays, this line has absolutely no push at all. They get stopped right on their tracks, it is literally a wall, with no holes. Once the formation became spread the holes started opening up. The play action will not fool any one unless they have to fear the run.
2. Joe Staley, had an awful pass blocking game. Someone posted that he seems to be lifting his left foot up at the snap, I am not sure if it mechanics related or he is hurt, but he seemed to be once step behind.
3. A Davis - was beat a couple of times on pass plays, but none seemed as bad as Staley's. I am not sure if it has to do with the scheme but he seemed to be blocking to the inside on the bootleg plays, leaving the DE unaccounted for.
4. Iutapi - he did ok, although I still waiting to see that strong, push everybody put of the way, opening lanes guard we were promised.
5. Bass - he did ok on his own. I am not sure if he is doing the necessary communication as the leader of the line.
6. Rachal - now this may be surprising to a lot of you but when I rewatched the game I realized Chilo did a great job. He did not miss block, assisted in blocks, pass protected. The only knock I have on Chilo is the same I have on the rest of the line, he can not push anyone back.